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Tallulah's grandmother - Nana Ida- insists that her granddaughter have a big, fat, Jewish wedding, which Ida is happy to pay for. Tallulah and her fiancé prefer a small Jewish wedding, but they finally acquiesce. For six months, they have been drowning in decision making: table centre pieces (high or low?), chocolate fountain (passé?), wedding cake (does anyone actually eat it?). Everything's up for debate. The only thing Tallulah can count on is that her fiancé will show up....He doesn’t Tallulah goes through with the reception, gets very drunk, and starts making passes at the male guests. She even propositions the caterer. But in the next few weeks, reality comes crashing down around her. Her over-the top mother becomes more impossible than ever. Her lesbian sister and her sister's partner start trying to have a baby. Nana Ida gets busy with matchmaking.

What Tallulah is about to discover is that happiness doesn't always come in the form of the perfect doctor - and that sometimes real love doesn't require a catered affair.

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  • Melissa
  • 27-02-14

Solid Sue

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure, I would recommend this book to a friend. I would preface it with 'Its light hearted and easy to listen to', the same as most of Sue Margolis' books.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Margolis again?

Yes I would and I have listened to other books from Sue Margolis'

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing really the narrator gave a solid performance.

Did A Catered Affair inspire you to do anything?

Inspired me to laugh more.

Any additional comments?

The book was interesting, witty and easy to listen to. You feel invested in Tullulah's future and happiness.